Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday Links

After we published 6 Easter Traditions You May Not Know, you told us what traditions you do know. Enough that we could put together 6 Easter Customs from Our Readers.

How to Buy, Slaughter and Spit-Roast a Sheep. A report from a friend in Afghanistan, with pictures.

Acne is a peculiarly human problem that might have been caused by the loss of our ancient ancestor’s body hair. But knowing where acne comes from doesn’t help those who are mortified by having it. (via Buzzfeed)

Watch the birth of a sunspot cluster in a video from NASA’s SDO satellite. Each spot is bigger than the earth and more powerful than a million nuclear bombs.

Kiki Kannibal: The Girl Who Played With Fire. It’s not easy being a 14-year-old internet sensation, especially when the backlash and threats start raining down. NSFW text.

12 Golf Course Perils. These horrible things have really happened -and will make you want to stay in the clubhouse and drink instead of playing.

13 Delicious Recipes Using Cadbury Creme Eggs (with links to each). The Eggs Benedict is a lot sweeter than it looks.

A new world record has been set for the most complex Rube Goldberg machine ever. This contraption uses 244 steps to water a flower. (via Boing Boing)

10 Young Female Composers You Should Know. “Contemporary classical music” seems like a contradiction in terms, but it really just means some good tunes!

Some people work better in a coffee shop than in an office or at home. It’s either the distractions or the lack of distractions that fuel the creative fires. (via Metafilter)

5 Bad Ideas Humanity Is Sticking With Out of Habit. Or the fact that changing things, even for the better, is more difficult than doing nothing.

How good do you think you are at judging shapes, angles, and distances just by eyeballing? Test yourself and pat yourself on the back if you beat my score of 5.67. (via J-Walk Blog)

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